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Protesters demanding jobs clash with police in Tunisian town

TUNIS Tunisia police fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators demanding jobs in the southern town of Metlaoui on Sunday, witnesses said, days after violent protests across the country against price hikes subsided.

Tunisia forces kill the new leader of local branch of al-Qaeda

TUNIS Tunisia special forces killed a local leader in al-Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) during an operation in which a top aide to the group's leader died, the interior ministry said on Sunday.

World, Jan 21 2018

Tunisian forces kill top aide of Al Qaeda leader in Maghreb: official

TUNIS Tunisian security forces have killed a top aide of Abu Musab Abdul Wadud, the leader of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), an official source told Reuters on Saturday.

World, Jan 20 2018

Tunisia arrests 41 more after fresh anti-austerity protests

TUNIS Tunisian police arrested 41 more protesters after fresh violent protests against austerity measures in the North African country, the interior ministry said on Monday, bringing the number of arrested to around 850. | Video

World, Africa Jan 15 2018

Monday Morning Briefing

China’s absence looms over a meeting on North Korea, Trump keeps the door open for a DACA deal and Ford unveils a $11 billion electric car investment at the Detriot auto show.

Tunisia will increase aid for poor in response to protests

TUNIS Tunisia plans to increase support for poor families and needy people by some $70 million, a government minister said on Saturday, after protests broke out in the North African country.

World, Africa Jan 13 2018

Tunisia to spend extra $70 million on poor after protests

TUNIS Tunisia will increase aid for poor families and needy people by 170 million dinars ($70.3 million), a minister said on Saturday after protests over austerity measures.

World, Jan 13 2018

Tunisia arrests another 150 including opposition leaders over unrest

TUNIS Tunisian authorities arrested another 150 people including local opposition leaders on Friday, bringing the total detained close to 800 in response to demonstrations this week against price and tax rises. | Video

World, United Nations Jan 12 2018

In cradle of Tunisia's revolution, new unrest over broken promises

SIDI BOUZID, Tunisia Shouting slogans and holding up placards outside a government office in the impoverished Tunisian city of Sidi Bouzid, university graduates have a message for officials - give us jobs or you will face trouble.

World, Jan 12 2018

Friday Morning Briefing

Sources say Trump questioned taking immigrants from 'shithole countries', JPMorgan reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit and a loophole in the new U.S. tax law could allow firms to avoid paying billions of dollars.

China, Germany, Turkey, Facebook, Syria Jan 12 2018